The Capstone Project for this course is a practical example of your skills developed throughout the entire course of study in project management. Module lecture information is a refresher for information you learned in the entire program of study, so you will not be able to simply use the modules to complete your capstone project.
The format for the Capstone Project follows the project management documentation of process groups from the 6th edition of the PMBOKÂ® Guide. It is strongly suggested that students use the PMBOKÂ® Guide as a resource during the development of the Capstone Project. It is expected that you will revise and improve upon work completed each week culminating in a final Capstone Project in Week 8. Review the Capstone Project description and grading rubric in the Module 8 area in Schoology. Each week, your critical thinking (CT) assignment and your Capstone Project milestone will complement each other with your CT assignment showing your academic mastery of project management process groups while your Capstone Project milestone shows your ability to apply your knowledge.
Project Initiationâ€”Your project plan must include an introduction of an internationally, manufacturing-based company and the scope of the project. Your project initiation portion of the capstone project is to include an explanation of those inputs, tools, and techniques that result in a project charter, and stakeholder register. It is strongly suggested that you consult Chapters 4.1 and 13.1 from the PMBOKÂ® Guide for further detail on the deliverables for this section of your capstone project.
You must include the following subsections:
- Project Statement of Work (SOW)â€”including the business need, service scope description, and the strategic plan to show how the project aligns with the organizationâ€™s vision, goals, and
- Business caseâ€”including information relative to the market demand, organizational need, customer request, technological advance, legal requirement, ecological impact, and social need.
- Project Charterâ€”which will formally authorize the project and use of resources.
Your draft paper must meet the following requirements:
- 2-4 pages in length, not including cover, references page, and appendices.
- Supporting documents must appear in appendices.
- The paper must be supported by at least three quality sources, of which two must be a current, scholarly resource, and one from PMI.com (other than PMBOK). For this assignment, current, scholarly sources are peer-reviewed journal articles published within the most recent three years and accessed from the library databases or other academic sources. Textbooks will not count toward peer-reviewed requirements, but may be used as quality sources if published within the most recent three years. The use of the PMBOK Â® Guide as a quality source is strongly suggested. The PMBOK Â® Guide is not a scholarly resource.
- The paper should be formatted according to APA Requirements (Links to an external site.).